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John Muir National Historic Site

4202 Alhambra Ave, Martinez, CA 94553-3826
+1 925-228-8860
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Father of the NPS

A must visit for fans of the National Park System. John Muir was a naturalist and writer who... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2017
Theresa C
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Allendale, New Jersey
For all Californians and nature lovers

Wonderful story and display about John Muir and the start of the environmental movement. A nice way... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2017
27worldtraveler
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Lafayette, California
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Museum dedicated to the founder of the environmental movement.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good33%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
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“bell tower” (16 reviews)
“his life” (10 reviews)
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4202 Alhambra Ave, Martinez, CA 94553-3826
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

A must visit for fans of the National Park System. John Muir was a naturalist and writer who inspired the creation of the NPS and was the first president of the Sierra Club. Watch the movie in the visitor's center and take the ranger led...More

Thank Theresa C
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Reviewed 9 September 2017

Wonderful story and display about John Muir and the start of the environmental movement. A nice way to see the beginning of contra costa county and California history.

Thank 27worldtraveler
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

John Muir National Historic Site in Martinez, California, preserves a mansion where John Muir, America's most famous naturalist and conservationist, lived from 1890 until his death in 1914. The mansion today is a museum where visitors can learn about Muir's life through various artifacts and...More

Thank Akisato S
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

This is an excellent park to experience nature and history. There is a very easy walking trail along the creek and more difficult and longer trails are available as well. We saw a fox during our hike. This is a beautiful place so see the...More

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Reviewed 12 August 2017

John Muir a wealthy fruit orchard owner? Yes, but also from this base he became the father of the National Park system and did much of his writing. If you're near Martinez and haven't visited, it is definitely worth the visit. The Site itself is...More

Thank Jeff M
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Reviewed 16 July 2017

Drop by this place if you're in the area. It's a good place to visit to learn about John Muir. The house is pretty interesting. Smells old when you first go in but you get used to the smell. Go up to the attic and...More

Thank 451cece
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

We go there every year on Earth Day for the celebrations. Always interesting even though I have been several times. Something new learned on each visit.

Thank denisebJ8862JS
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

Learn a lot about Muir. His house that he inherited via marriage. Big old mansion. His study is here and house is intact and autherntic. Unlike a lot of historic places, upper floors, attic and tower are open to visit. Also, Mt. Wanda is here-...More

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Reviewed 1 July 2017

This is where the " Father of the National Parks" lived for a long time. The movie at the visitors center gives a good synopsis of his life

Thank ct782
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Reviewed 23 April 2017

Rangers like Ranger Rafael is what makes our visits to NPS sites special. Involved, caring rangers who take the time to interact with their visitors and understand their own reasons for loving the national parks are always the #1 highlight of any site. Ranger Rafael...More

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Blong83
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Response from 27worldtraveler | Reviewed this property |
The museum shows a film about it. We did not go but I heard you need to make reservations.
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